FHP increases patrols on clogged highways

Posted at 8:55 AM, Sep 07, 2017

The Florida Highway Patrol said troopers are monitoring the high volume of traffic heading north on Florida's Turnpike as people evacuate South Florida.

In a news release Thursday, FHP said extra troopers, road rangers and wreckers will be on the roadways to help drivers whose vehicles have become disabled.

The agency says disabled vehicles left on the shoulders of the highways will be towed starting Thursday morning to make it easier for emergency workers who are trying to reach crash victims.

Turnpike officials are also using cameras along the road to monitor conditions.

FHP said no one will be permitted to fill other containers of gas in an effort to expedite travel.